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CEN recognizes its students’ academic achievements
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) College of Engineering (CEN) recognized 391 of its top undergraduate students recently at the CEN Honors Convocation held on campus.
“We wanted to recognize the academic achievements of our students. It is important to celebrate the hard work our students have shown throughout the last semesters and pay tribute to their parents and their support. We are proud of our students and what they have achieved and wish them more success. Since our students are our top priority, we developed a student-focused strategy in CEN to further attract, retain and support students as they embark on their careers or pursue higher education at leading international universities. We pride ourselves in CEN on the caliber of our students and cannot wait to see their achievements upon graduation,” said Dr. Fadi Aloul, Dean of CEN.
The CEN Honors Convocation recognized the achievements of AUS students who attained a GPA of 3.5 in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.
Guest speaker CEN alumna Engy Mikhail called on the students to take advantage of the many opportunities AUS offers them. Highlighting the educational advantages, access to university resources, and academic opportunities available to AUS students, Mikhail urged the students to be active members of the AUS community through their participation in extracurricular activities.
Mikhail graduated in 2021 and was the valedictorian of her civil engineering batch. Throughout her time at AUS, she had been on the Dean’s List seven times and the Chancellor’s List three times. An active student, she was president of American Society Of Civil Engineers at AUS, a member of the women's football team, and an active student volunteer. She is currently working as a coastal engineer at Jacobs.
“You are here today because you are driven and you have discipline and determination. This is what’s going to stay with you after university. My advice to you is to think of who you are and how you distinguish yourself. You're already highly distinguished with your ability to push yourself. Keep doing that, keep that momentum going. But also be part of your community. Be curious and never shy away from asking questions or approaching people for help. This is how you grow. This is how you learn from others and gain experience. So, make the most out of your time in university, expand your horizon, put yourself out there, leverage every opportunity you have to grow, be a part of the community you are in, carry it all forward (the drive, hard work and energy) and apply it in everything you do,” said Mikhail.
Suhail Bassam, father of computer engineering student Youssef Bassam, expressed his pride and happiness with his son’s recognition, saying: “I was really happy and proud to see my son getting honored, but I also felt it was an event to appreciate their parents and all the hard work they have put in to see their children success. These events also give students a boost to work harder and achieve more in their academic life.”
CEN houses six departments offering seven undergraduate programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering.
QS World University Subject Rankings 2022 has ranked AUS number one in the UAE and among the top 150 universities globally for civil and structural engineering; among the top two (tied) in the UAE and top 300 universities globally for electrical, electronic, mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering; among the top two (tied) in the UAE and top 350 universities globally for chemical engineering; and among the top three in the UAE and top 500 universities globally for computer science and information.
For more information about CEN, please visit www.aus.edu/cen.